Survival Is All That Matters Right Now – Shearer

Alan Shearer would love to see a front line of Michael Owen, Mark Viduka and Oba Martins for the last 5 games of this season.


Mark Viduka – let’s hope this player is fit

These three have only two goals between them this year, but obviously the thing to take out of that, is they are due lots of goals in the last 5 games.

Shearer talked about the three this morning in the Sunday Sun:

“I want them all fit,” “And I would love the option of playing them if they’re all fit. They are all training, but it’s a case of wait and see with players who are carrying injuries.”

And Shearer today, quite rightly, has played down all the reports that he is in a position for the last 8 games where he just cannot lose. We’re sure when he took the job he didn’t sit down and politicize about what was good and what was bad about it, he got a chance to come in and save the club, and that’s why he took the job.

But newspaper people don’t think that way of course, and they are always looking for the conspiracy behind things, because that makes for a better read than just the plain facts.

Alan talked about his position this morning:

“I’ve got a helluva lot to lose – I have an unbelievable amount to lose,”

“What I have to lose is seeing my club in the wrong division. That is enough for me to lose. I don’t want to lose that.”

Alan was in the Southamption side that managed to escape relegation in 1989, when Alan was just18 years old, and he remembers that experience well:

“I think we went something like 17 or 18 games without winning all those years ago, and just managed to stay up by the skin of our teeth,”

“I think we clinched safety on the second last day of the season. I’d like it to be the third last this time . . .”

“We’d all like to be in a healthier position, but for whatever reason we’re not. The fans are rightly disappointed with what they’ve seen this season and in previous seasons, but that’s the situation we’re in,”

“We’ve got to get ourselves stability in the Premier League, and then we can analyze and look why this or that happened and say: `This can’t happen again.’

“Can Newcastle become a major force again? I hope so. That’s the aim: to keep them up and then look at things and see where we go after that and say: `That’s how we take things forward.’

“But at this moment in time it’s all about survival. Nothing else matters.”

That’s right, survival is job one, and the only thing that matters at all right now.

And the next step to survival is to beat Portsmouth tomorrow night, by turning in a good performance, and scoring more goals than they do. If we can do that we may even win the game. 😀

Howay The Lads!!

Comments welcome.

6 comments so far

  • beyethegreat

    Apr 26, 2009 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #1
  • Davies

    Apr 26, 2009 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #2

    If we score more goals than they do we WILL win the game. I hope that clears things up.

  • roscoe

    Apr 26, 2009 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #3


    Basilfriend brute just smashed you!

  • Sav

    Apr 26, 2009 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #4

    We got some favourable results yesterday and hopefully Arsenal can bury Boro but it all depends on us against Portsmouth. Win that and things will look a lot rosier. Lose or draw and we will be looking at a mountain to climb.

  • Tom_Toon

    Apr 26, 2009 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #5


  • Tom_Toon

    Apr 28, 2009 at 1:16 AM

    Comment #6



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